Rod Dreher

Senior Editor

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

author archive

‘See How You Like This, Bigot’

Militant wokeness in news and entertainment is radicalizing to the Right some people who don't want to be
Rod Dreher December 2, 2019

The Russian Twilight Of Late Imperial America

The unsettling parallels between pre-revolutionary Russia and the emerging post-liberal United States
Rod Dreher December 1, 2019

Leftists Attack The ‘1619 Project’

Scholarly interviews on the World Socialist Web Site -- yes -- pose powerful challenges to identity-politics pop history
Rod Dreher November 29, 2019

News From Real-Life Benedict Options

Faith, hope, and love in rural France, coastal Italy, and the heart of Poland
Rod Dreher November 29, 2019

Elie Mystal’s Woke Thanksgiving

Prefer white meat to dark? You might be a racist -- and this loudmouth leftist thinks you need to hear about it
Rod Dreher November 28, 2019

Gratitude For Friends Far And Wide

Thanksgiving reflections of a year making new friends
Rod Dreher November 28, 2019

Tom Edsall’s Plant: A Fable About Family

Times columnist calls claim that liberals want to destroy the family 'preposterous'. Here's why he's (mostly) wrong
Rod Dreher November 27, 2019

Guess Who Else Believes In The Real Presence?

Based on police information, Catholic diocese warns priests that Satanists will try to steal consecrated Hosts
Rod Dreher November 27, 2019